View Full Version : Check Out My New Acrolite

02-03-2006, 06:21 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-LUDWIG-SILVER-SNARE-DRUM_W0QQitemZ7387822030QQcategoryZ64434QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

65 bucks. pretty sweet deal. still lookin for sensitone 6.5/ 14. i got the money for being on honor roll so i guess the grades do really pay off.

02-03-2006, 09:24 PM
Sweet deal... you'll love that snare, great purchase...

Yeah, I remember your thread from the other day when you mentioned an eBay auction and another member stole the BIN while you were asking about it... too bad about that man...

But you got a WAY better deal with this snare... great job...

02-03-2006, 09:41 PM
yea im still lookin for that sensitone though, but for 65 bucks, can you go wrong?

02-03-2006, 10:24 PM

02-04-2006, 09:06 AM
Nice snare,I love acro's. My formula to get the best sound from them is Aquarian Jack Dejonette batter, Aquarian Hi-performance snare-side, and Puresound 24's; with that combo, you have a $1500 sounding snare for about $120.

02-04-2006, 07:16 PM
i would but no place around here carries Aquarian its either Remo or Evans.

02-05-2006, 02:34 AM
I got a snare just like the one, my parents picked it up a garage sale for $5. Got lucky huh? ha ha

02-05-2006, 08:20 AM
I got one just like this or $20 a few months back: My aluminum one (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=100824)

Then I got one in the Galaxy Sparkle finish for $30 earlier this week: Galaxy Sparkle (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=124564)

02-05-2006, 08:38 AM
All my schools snares are Acrolites, we have 4 or 5 I'd say.

02-05-2006, 09:31 AM
i would but no place around here carries Aquarian its either Remo or Evans.
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03-19-2006, 10:49 PM
When you are a week from graduation ... borrow one of those acrolite's....

03-19-2006, 11:51 PM
Sweet deal! Ludwig snares rock hard :D

03-20-2006, 03:28 AM
The sensitone is designed to sound similar to the ludwig acrolite/supraphonic. I suggest you stick with the acrolite.

As for drum heads, I find the best heads for these drums are ones with a 'dot' Thats the Remo CS or Evans power centre, I prefer Remo, but that choice is up to you, combine this with a thinner snare side head (Remo Diplomat snare side or Evans 200 snare side) and you will have a great sounding drum

03-20-2006, 02:16 PM
great bang for the buck, that will keep you busy untill you can get something better.

03-20-2006, 02:18 PM
looks like what goes around comes around! I posted that auction in trickg's thread and you found it there... you posted the thread about the 6.5x14 sensitone brass and I bought it from under you! enjoy the acro, I know I like mine! I like it really dry, so I got a HD dry evans head. beautiful.

03-20-2006, 03:48 PM
i didn't even see the thread. nice try tho. hows the sensitone sound.

03-20-2006, 03:50 PM
sounds nice from a distance. I hated it in one room, then it sounded great in another... nature of the beast! It actually came packed really crap-ily and they allowed the shell to rest against the edge of the box and it was bent slightly out of round. fortunately brass is pretty soft, so I just took out the old tape measure and squeezed and tugged on the shell until it was back in round.

03-21-2006, 01:19 PM
A '70s Acro is my main snare. I love it.

I use an Evans G1 batter and an Aquarian Classic Clear snare-side, with 42-strand snares.

I had an Aquarian Hi-Energy on the batter for a while, which sounded pretty good (and a lot of people really dig that head on these) but I don't think I hit hard enough for it - it seemed to kinda choke my sound a bit.